*Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat builds up in your liver. Nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are types of NAFLD. If you have NASH, you have inflammation and liver damage, along with fat in your liver.
Usually, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a silent disease with few or no symptoms. Certain health conditions and diseases—including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes—make you more likely to develop NAFLD.
Doctors use your medical history, a physical exam, and tests to diagnose nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Doctors may use blood tests, imaging tests, and liver biopsy to diagnose NAFLD and tell the difference between nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Doctors recommend weight loss to treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is either nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Weight loss can reduce fat, inflammation, and fibrosis in the liver. No medicines have been approved to treat NAFLD or NASH. (*courtesy of NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
CARE joins pharmaceutical companies to work towards finding a medication to treat NASH.
- Are you older than 18 years of age?
- Is your BMI greater than 27?
- Are you a type 2 diabetic or have high blood pressure, high triglycerides, pre-diabetes, larger waist circumference?
These trials allow extensive imaging of your liver to measure the fat and fibrosis (inflammation) of the liver as well as looking at fat in other vital organs.
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